An attorney in Michigan has been sentenced to three years' probation and fined $10,000 for helping a woman fraudently marry a U.S. citizen so she could stay in the country.
Namir Daman of Southfield was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He pleaded guilty last year to marriage fraud.
He faced up to five years in prison but the government requested leniency because of his cooperation with investigators.
Daman's attorney says he helped prosecutors investigating Roy M. Bailey, a former federal immigration official in Detroit. Bailey pleaded guilty to corruption charges last September and will be sentenced March 9.
Daman, who emigrated from Iraq in 1980, says he naively trusted the wrong people.